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Bridle: This is a newer style of bridle and was most likely used mainly for parades and other celebrations. Older and more commonly used bridles were known as "war bridles" and consisted of a single cord looped around the horse's jaw with either one or two reins.

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Northern Plains 1866 Crow 493
deer hide 193 brass 1442 yarn 210 trade 201 seed 1420 glass beads 689 Horse Hair 108 cloth 876 rawhide 1018 iron 419 tanned 631
bridle 34
geometric 807
ca. 1890
bit width: 3.75 in
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Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate.
Transportation: Land Transportation. Rawhide headstall and brow band and forehead decoration. Painted red with lazy stitch blue bead borders on side straps. Over head piece covered with brown cloth, brass bead and seed bead decoration. Edges have yarn border (green, blue, red, white and yellow). Overlay bead forehead decoration in multi-colored geometric design and yellow horse hair and white bead tassles along bottom edge. Spanish style iron spade and ring bit with chain tassle decoration.
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